A SEMI-FOIL SHIP FOR SERVICE ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
The concept of the semi-foil ship has been demonstrated by model testing conducted at the U.S. Navy high speed test tank at Langley Field, Virginia, and the design of the first semi-foil cargo ship is well underway by F.A.S.T. Company. By use of the semi-foil design the ship can be built to larger sizes with greater cargo capacity than the conventional hydrofoil. The current designs now underway are for a 3500 ton deadweight roll-on-roll-off ferry and a 3000 ton deadweight cargo vessel. Design and model test data fully supports the semi-foil concept. The design of the semi-foil ship is readily adaptable to the multi-hull concept for specific purposes.
- Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Cargo ships; Design; Foil; Hulls; Hydrofoil boats; Roll on roll off ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft; Model testing
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00170260
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM